A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War

A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War

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by Rick Morgan, Jim Laurier
     
 

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Designed in the years following the Korean War and then manufactured for over 30 years starting in 1960, the A-6 quickly became the most capable attack aircraft in the US Navy’s stable. The first squadron, VA-75, made its initial deployment directly into combat in south-east Asia in 1965, and, over the next eight years, ten US Navy and four Marine Intruder

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Designed in the years following the Korean War and then manufactured for over 30 years starting in 1960, the A-6 quickly became the most capable attack aircraft in the US Navy’s stable. The first squadron, VA-75, made its initial deployment directly into combat in south-east Asia in 1965, and, over the next eight years, ten US Navy and four Marine Intruder squadrons would conduct combat operations throughout Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. After initial problems and a high loss rate, the type proved itself beyond all doubt as the Naval services’ best night and foul-weather platform, particularly during the region’s notorious monsoon season. The A-6 Intruder became a true classic of naval aviation over the skies of North Vietnam but the cost was high as 69 Intruders were lost in combat to all causes during the war. This work tells the complete story of these aircraft in combat during the Vietnam War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782003281
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/20/2012
Series:
Combat Aircraft , #93
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
530,005
File size:
16 MB
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Meet the Author

Rick Morgan is the author of two previous books on Naval Aviation history (including Intruder: The Operational History of Grumman's A-6 for Schiffer in 2005). Twice named 'Contributor of the Year' by the editorial staff of The Hook - The Journal of Carrier Aviation, Rick is a retired US Navy lieutenant commander with more than 2,300 hours of flight time to his name, principally in EA-6B, A-4 and A-3 type aircraft. He also has more than 450 carrier-arrested landings to his name, and flew 41 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He currently works in the aviation industry.

Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating artwork on a variety of subjects. He has worked on the Osprey Aviation list since 2000, and in that time he has produced some of the finest artwork seen in these volumes. He has specialised in aircraft of the Vietnam War period.
Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.

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A-6 Intruders Vietnam 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LoveMilHistory More than 1 year ago
If your looking for operational history on the A-6 Intruder this book is a must published by Osprey Books, Rick Morgan did a magnificent job in explaining both combat roles of the Navy and Marine A-6 Units during the Vietnam War, Grumman Iron Works proved again they build the best jets and planes for the USN/USMC and have gone down in history with that reputation, I found it hard to put this book down once I started to read it, any fan of the A-6 Intruder will probably run into the same situation, hope you enjoy it!